It’s combine time in Indianapolis, but Browns General Manager Ray Farmer gave a nod to the start of spring training in Florida and Arizona on Thursday when asked about the possibility that the Browns will select a quarterback with the fourth overall pick.
Like other general managers of teams picking early and looking for a franchise quarterback, Farmer said he wasn’t locked into any particular position as he and the rest of the personnel department put together the team’s draft board. But it’s safe to say that the Browns would like to find the franchise quarterback they lack come May, right?
“It could be safe, but we might not go that direction,” Farmer said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “It may not be what everybody thinks it’s going to be, so there’s an opportunity for some curveballs.”
Farmer passed on the opportunity to say much of anything about Brandon Weeden and said he wants to bring in competition when asked about Brian Hoyer, so it would definitely seem like a good idea for the Browns to be add a quarterback to the roster at some point this offseason. Preferably one who doesn’t specialize in curveballs.